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Does the birth control pill stop you from recognizing emotions?

Does the birth control pill stop you from recognizing emotions?

New research that features in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience suggests that women who use oral contraceptives are less able to recognize facial expressions of complex emotions. Researchers are uncovering new psychological side effects of oral contraceptives. Over 60 percent of women aged 15–44 years are currently using a form of contraception, according to the […]

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5 menstruation myths you must leave behind

5 menstruation myths you must leave behind

Approximately half of the world’s population experiences, will experience, or has experienced menstruation, and yet myths about this biological process still abound. In this Spotlight feature, we debunk some of the most widespread menstruation misconceptions. In this Spotlight feature, we debunk some widespread myths surrounding menstruation. As of 2017, the world’s population numbers 7.53 billion […]

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Remedios caseros para la vaginosis bacteriana

Remedios caseros para la vaginosis bacteriana

La vaginosis bacteriana es la infección vaginal más común. ¿De qué manera pueden las mujeres tratar esta enfermedad en casa? Hasta 1 de cada 4 mujeres en los Estados Unidos tienen vaginosis bacteriana (VB). Muchas no tienen síntomas y algunas los confunden con otra infección, como una candidiasis. El síntoma más común de la VB […]

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What is fibrocystic breast disease?

What is fibrocystic breast disease?

Fibrocystic breast disease is a name for healthy breast tissue that feels lumpy and may be painful at times. It is not a true disease and is not harmful. The medical community sometimes refers to the condition as fibrocystic changes. Fibrocystic breast disease is very common. Some experts estimate that about 50 percent of women […]

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Why are my breasts sore before a period?

Why are my breasts sore before a period?

The menstrual cycle can cause many symptoms, including sore breasts. Hormone fluctuations before a period can lead to breast tenderness or pain. Doctors do not fully understand what causes these breast symptoms, but they know that specific hormones are involved. People can take some measures to reduce breast discomfort. However, if their breast pain becomes […]

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LEEP procedure: What to expect

LEEP procedure: What to expect

LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. Doctors perform them to detect or treat cervical cancer. During a LEEP, an electrical current passes through a loop of wire. A doctor uses the wire to cut abnormal cells from the cervix. They send a sample of these cells to a laboratory to detect signs of cancer […]

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What to know about fibroadenomas of the breast

What to know about fibroadenomas of the breast

A fibroadenoma is a type of lump that can develop in the breast and typically appears in females. Fibroadenomas are very common, but they are benign, which means that they are noncancerous. Other than the lump itself, a person with a fibroadenoma is unlikely to experience any symptoms. In this article, we look at the […]

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5 natural ways to reduce breast size

5 natural ways to reduce breast size

Breasts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. There is no right or wrong. For some people, however, large breasts can get in the way of daily life. There is some evidence that large bra cup sizes are related to shoulder and neck pain. People may also want to reduce their breast size […]

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Is compulsive eating before a period normal?

Is compulsive eating before a period normal?

Compulsive eating is common in the days leading up to a period. Several tips and strategies can help a person curb these cravings. Compulsive eating, or binge eating, is an overwhelming urge to eat more food than necessary. It may involve snacking when not hungry or eating in secret. Some people feel sadness or shame […]

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A soy-based diet could help strengthen bones

A soy-based diet could help strengthen bones

A new study has investigated the impact of dietary soy on bone strength in postmenopausal women. The authors conclude that eating more soy might in fact strengthen bones in women of all ages. Could soy improve bone health in women? The reduction in bone density and strength that is common in postmenopausal women is of […]